From the Article:
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Safety say it is not clear why women have signed up to carry handguns at such an increased rate the past two years.
Gee, it couldn't have anything to do with the influx of illegal aliens and the corresponding rise in the crime rate, would it?
Whatever the reason, it's just another good thing about Southern women.
For more, see my "Schoolgirls and shotguns